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Lot 49: First Edition Autobiography Signed by President LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lyndon B. Johnson Signed First Edition Autobiography
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON, (1908-1973). Thirty-Sixth President of the United States (1963-1969), one of only four people who served in all four elected Federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President and President.
Published in 1971. First Edition. Autobiography of Lyndon B. Johnson titled, "The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969, Choice Near Mint. Measuring 6.125" x 9.25", the book is 636 pages, including 72 pages of photographs. Published by Holt, Rinehard and Winston, it is bound in red cloth and includes the original colored wrapper. This special copy is personally Autographed by Lyndon Baines Johnson. Included together with this Book is a Autograph Note Signed by Dave Powers upon "Kennedy Library" Letterhead Stationary, dated March 16, 1991, which reads: "Maury, this is the book autographed by L.B.J. which I promised you. -- Best always, - (Signed) Dave."
After more than three decades of public service, LBJ became the 36th President of the United States, amid the tragedy of his predecessor's Assassination. He provided Congress with an extraordinary program of legislation. The first Southern President in the Twentieth century, he passionately espoused and passed into law four major civil rights measures, inaugurated a program that lifted more than 12 million Americans out of poverty, established a federal health insurance program, etc. He enjoyed a landslide electoral victory in 1964. In this volume, President Johnson describes his years in the White House, utilizing his own recollections and documents. He freely and frankly tells what he did and why he did it. The front endsheet provides the landmark laws of his administration. The rear endsheet provides a map of the worldwide presidential trips, 1963-1968. This volume has appendices of letters, documents, and maps. A unique copy with the Author's own autograph, overall in excellent condition other than for a small tear on the top left corner of the book jacket. A nice set. (2 items)